“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans
A week before Christmas, Jeseca Reed sets off for Blue River, Oregon—her childhood home and a vault of tender memories. However, fate takes an unexpected turn when she’s left stranded in the mountains’ vast, untamed wilderness. Desperate and alone, she seeks shelter at a cottage and finds herself in the arms of a mysterious stranger.
Dr. David Drake was once a renowned cardiovascular surgeon. But a devastating tragedy has left him scarred both inside and out, unable to use his hands to operate again. For the past five years, his Blue River cottage has been his sole escape—a safe haven where he can shut out the world, bury himself in his grief, and reunite with his son’s memory.
Together they are summer and winter. Fire and ice. And yet a poignant connection forms between them. Jeseca awakens David and thaws his heart with a romance hot enough to melt snow. But before David and Jeseca can fully embrace each other, they must wade through darkness and confront the ghosts of their pasts …
Equal parts steamy and heartfelt, A Kindled Winter brings the spirit of the holidays to life with a passionate story of second chances and healing love.
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About the Author:
I live in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, my goofy lowland sheepdog, and my high school sweetheart of twelve wonderful years. I enjoy writing poignant romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and explore the redeeming power of love. My stories are darker than most traditional romance novels and contain a distinct Gothic flavor.
Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been my passion for longer than I can remember. Before learning how to read or write, I would dictate stories while my mom would jot them down for me. I hold a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether crafting the protagonist or antagonist, I ensure every character is given a soul.
I endeavor to defy conventions by blending elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some themes my stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness.
My dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through my words. ♥
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This book starts out like any other romance, chick lit, girl gets into car wreck and ends up at a house in the middle of no where with a hot guy. Okay, maybe they don't all start out like that, do they? Jeseca has some dark past issues she hasn't come to terms with and when she meets this dark and mysterious man, Dr. David Drake, who also has some dark issues, they click. This novel starts out as a girl gets rescued, needs to recoup in this hot guys house as there is a huge storm outside and she can't make it to her mothers house. Slowly we learn about the two main characters pasts that haunt them deeply. I really enjoy David and Jeseca's characters, I found the author did a great job in developing both of them and also leaving the reader wondering if/when we will find out more about their pasts. Then the author takes us on an amazing journey as these two characters fall for each other knowing that Jeseca will be leaving any day now. The romance is hot, very, very HOT! It really turns into a soft erotica novel when we hit the romance. If you don't like that kind of romance then this book wont be for you but if you do like it, this is a must read!
I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars a great Christmas romance!
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~